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Westport Letter: Avi Kaner Will Get The Job Done

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To The Editor:

I have known Avi Kaner for about 15 years. Our daughters and wives are close friends, and I have seen his passion and interest in both politics and in our community of Westport from day one.

Avi could best be described as a “doer” who brings intelligence, determination, and a sense of fairness to his work. Whether it is helping a local organization or business, or passing a new budget, Avi has demonstrated the ability to get the job done right. Avi has accomplished these feats while still balancing a successful supermarket chain and the schedule of three young kids, all at a tumultuous financial time for our country, state, and town.

Perhaps the greatest answer to “Who Avi Kaner really is?” can be answered in a quick and perhaps untold story that I will never forget. We were at dinner with Avi and his wife Liz shortly after 9/11. Avi received a phone call from the NYPD that they needed his help in the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero. They needed a vast supply of food to feed thousands, supporting rescue and recovery efforts on scene. I remember Avi saying without hesitation, “Yes, of course, and what else can I do?” as, we all left shortly thereafter.

It does not matter whether you are conservative or liberal. It only matters that you vote the best choice to help our town. Please join me in supporting the Marpe / Kaner team on Nov. 5.

Mitchell Felton

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